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Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate (36 credits)
This nurse practitioner certificate emphasizes continuing and comprehensive wellness and illness care for individuals, as well as illness management, health promotion and health education for communities. Graduate family nurse practitioner students will be prepared to assume leadership roles for the targeted populations in the primary settings and be set on a path to earn a higher nursing salary.
Continue to work while you study by earning your online nurse practitioner post-graduate certificate through our Global Campus. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), our nurse practitioner certificate will equip you with the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills demanded in today's advanced nursing roles.
Our nursing programs are led by nursing faculty and staff that are highly qualified clinicians and nurse educators. With these high-quality experiences and instructors, you’ll be positioned to join graduates of Davenport’s nursing programs who have passed their nursing certification exams at rates above the national average.
What is a family nurse practitioner?
Family nurse practitioners are prepared to provide care to individuals with acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of primary care practice settings such as clinics, outpatient services and more. You’ll be a primary point of contact for the health care needs of individuals and families and have the ability to track, treat and educate patients. This certificate allows students to advance in nursing roles and earn a higher salary.
Explore classes for this post-graduate nurse practitioner certificate
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to serve a broad array of patients. Your classes will include acute and episodic problems across the lifespan, advanced practice nursing care of women, childbearing, family and pediatrics, management of patients and families with chronic conditions, and advanced gerontology. Each nursing course at Davenport aligns with Quality Matters (QM) and undergoes Instructional Design evaluation for quality assurance. This means you can rest assured that our nursing master’s program meets the highest standards.
Upon successful completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration, the graduate will be eligible to seek certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses' Credentialing Center and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Following successful certification, the graduate applies to the Department of Professional Regulation for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) for practice in their state.
Advanced Nursing Core
|NURS601||MSN Orientation Seminar||0|
|NURS740||Advanced Health Assessment||2|
|NURS740V||Advanced Health Assessment Lab||1|
Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration
|NURS768||FNP I-Hlth Prom Adv Prac Nurs||2|
|NURS768C||FNP I-Hlt Prom Adv Prac Nur Cl||1|
|NURS772||FNP Onsite Campus Intensive||1|
|NURS776||FNP II-Acute & Episodic Prob||2|
|NURS776C||FNP II-Acute/Episodic Prob Cl||5|
|NURS781||Adv Prac Nurs Care Wmn Fam Ped||2|
|NURS781C||Adv Prac Nur Care Wn Fam Ped C||5|
|NURS786||FNP Mgt Patient/Family Chronic||2|
|NURS786C||FNP Mgt Patient/Family Chr Cl||5|
|NURS794||Family Nurse Practitioner Caps||1|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Why pursue an online nursing master’s degree at Davenport?
Davenport’s online family nurse practitioner post-graduate certificate prepares graduates to serve a diverse patient base across the socioeconomic spectrum and in settings from community outreach clinics to private practices. You’ll be a primary point of contact for the health care needs of individuals and families and have the ability to track, treat and educate patients.
Davenport’s College of Health Professions will give you ample opportunities to network and get to know your nursing peers and faculty through the Davenport Global Campus, which is specially designed to foster valuable connections.
To help relieve some of the financial barriers of going back to school, Davenport will extend a 20% tuition discount if you’re a member of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA).
Convenience for your online nursing post-graduate certificate
Choose a family nurse practitioner post-graduate certificate that’s designed to be completed 100% online for working nurses like you.
Exceptional test preparation
Graduates of Davenport’s nursing programs pass their certification exams at rates higher than the national average.
Gain advanced knowledge and practical skills in small classes that offer individualized attention from highly credentialed faculty.
Key clinical placements
Earn a nursing MSN that supports your career goals with the right clinical placements, thanks to our dedicated clinical care staff.
Get started on your family nurse practitioner post-graduate certificate
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your family nurse practitioner post-graduate certificate at Davenport.
Programs related to the online nurse practitioner certificate
Faculty and Staff
Associate Dean: Amy Stahley PhD, MSN, RN
Department Chair for Nursing: Tracy Alberta, MSN, RN
Nursing Administrative Assistant: TBD
MSN/FNP Online Faculty
Clinical Coordinator Online FNP: Marlo Schepers, MSN
Applicants are eligible for admission to the Post-Graduate Certificates in Family Nurse Practitioner at Davenport University if they meet the following minimum requirements:
- A Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale).
- Official transcripts indicating completion of a master’s degree will be required upon admission.
- Current, unrestricted, registered nursing license, in a U.S. jurisdiction. You must have a current RN license from any state in which you perform clinical coursework